As a preferred choice provider to many of Ireland’s leading businesses, we have learned that the key to our success is putting their success first. Our focus is on building lasting partnerships that offer the company positive business outcomes and the individual a rewarding learning experience.

Our commitment to quality is enhanced by the enthusiasm of our team and our recognition of the standards you set. Combining Innovation with flexibility, the Optimum Way leads you to meet your challenges and achieve your potential.

Our people are our greatest resource, industry practiced across a breadth of sectors. Our specialists are results oriented, achieved through innovation, responsiveness and flexibility in approaching every project.

Our certified trainers bring extensive expertise in a broad range of business disciplines and industries. As a Benchmarking company
excellaward for Excellence Through people, our investment in our team ensures excellence in delivery every time. We work closely with all clients to provide Best Practice Professional Development and support progression.

Meet the Management Team

Mary Harrison CEO Optimum Limited

Mary Harrison,B.A. (Mgnt), M.B.S. in International Marketing (Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business), Diploma in Business and Executive Coaching.

Chief Executive

As founder and Chief Executive, Mary has successfully established Optimum Limited as one of Ireland’s leading Training and Consulting practices. She leads all assignments with innovation and creativity ensuring that all delivery brings exceptional benefits to Optimum’s clients. Her learning and development experience spans over a thirty year period. She possesses a unique ability to gain a focussed insight into client’s issues and develops a specific targeted and bespoke response for success. She focusses on measuring results, challenging assumptions, broadening thinking and the reflection on personal responses to work issues and challenges. She possesses brilliant drive and business sense.

Ronnie Harrison Director Optimum Limited

Ronnie Harrison,B.Comm. A.C.M.A., A.I.I.S. MMII Dip RSA.

Director/Company Secretary

As Director and Company Secretary of Optimum Limited, Ronnie is responsible for Strategic and Financial Management of the company. He has vast experience and an excellent reputation in business support and consultancy, subject matter expertise includes Business Growth Strategies, Financial Management, Cost Optimisation and Professional Development across a number of key areas in business. His level of insightfulness and perceptiveness is well developed from his academic, professional training, industry experience and creative problem solving techniques in business environments. His business consultancy qualities and analytical ability has been highlighted by Optimum’s key clients as being particularly significant in the success of their business. Before joining Optimum, Ronnie held a number of significant senior management positions in several multi-nationals, including 3M Ireland, Philips and Fuji Ireland Limited

Ronan Harrison Client Relationship Manager Optimum Limited

Ronan Harrison B.A, MSc, QFA

Client Relationship Manager

Ronan is the Client Relationship Manager and Specialist trainer at Optimum Ltd. He joined Optimum full time in 2017 having worked in the financial services, specialising Portfolio Management and Financial Advice. Ronan worked for Optimum Ltd prior to 2017 as a mentor and tutor on various financial and enterprise programmes. As Client Relationship Manager and Specialist Trainer, Ronan’s responsibilities within the company include Programme Management, Client Relationship Management of key clients and the delivery of professional financial training. Since joining the company, Ronan has professionally and diligently managed the existing client base as well as developing new relationships. Ronan has a passion for continuous learning and promoting a learning culture within organisations.

Fay Harrison Learning and Development Specialist Optimum Limited

Fay Harrison, B.A, Msc in Tourism Management and CIPD Award in Designing Digital and Blended Learning

Learning and Development Specialist

Experienced Learning and Development Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the professional training and coaching industry at every level, responding directly to the needs of Optimums diverse client base. Fay has gained experience across all business sectors working both nationally and internationally for Optimum. Her role involves a high level of involvement with all activities related to training – including Trainer Management, Client Liaison, Course Material Design, Coordination of Programmes, Project Management, QQI Internal Verification and Digital Learning innovation. Fay always puts the client first by striving to meet/exceed expectations and delivering a high quality professional service.

Barry O'Brien Learning and Development Specialist Optimum Limited

Barry O'Brien

Learning and Development Specialist

After graduating from I.T. Tallaght with an honours degree in Marketing and Languages, Barry began working with Ireland’s third biggest mobile communication company, Meteor Mobile Communications, as Regional Sales and Marketing Executive. His experience extends to business to business selling, store merchandising, customer face to face interaction and staff training along with presenting to a number of companies such as Dunnes Stores and Smyth’s Toy Stores. Barry has spent several years working and living in Spain and during his time in both Madrid and Valencia, he gained vital experience in various roles such as project design and implementation and training and development. Barry held the position of English Department Head for 4 years designing and monitoring monthly and annual programmes and workshops and co-ordinating a team of ten instructors. Barry has also held the position of director of studies in an English language academy for 2 years. He worked closely with company directors to grow and develop the business from one premises to three in the city of Valencia.

Barry works as Training Development Executive & Specialist Trainer with Optimum Ltd. He has worked on multiple learning and development projects for Optimum Limited as a Programme Manager and Senior Trainer. He specialises in Career Development, Customer Service, Interview Skills, GDPR, Manual Handling and Social Media.

Louise Burke Training Consultant / Executive Coach Optimum Limited

Louise Burke

Specialist Training and Consultant

Louise Burke has a Diploma in Management Studies from LSB College (Dublin), Master Trainer Programme, IMI, Focus on Training, Trainer Skills Certificate, Irish Institute of Training and Development. Train the Trainer Certificate, IBT (Irish Business Training) & Coaching Models of Practice, Optimum Ltd. She also has many years’ experience in consulting, training and facilitation within all main commercial areas. Her areas of specialisation include Personal Effectiveness (providing training for the past 15+ years). She has a natural training and facilitation style that encourages full participation and achieves results. She has worked with companies at every level, is a senior Trainer and Mentor to our key clients and has a proven track record in delivering results in both training delivery and mentoring support.

Paul Dicker Training Consultant / Executive Coach Optimum Limited

Paul Dicker

Specialist Training and Consultant

Paul Dicker is a professional trainer, facilitator and executive coach. He specialises in the development and delivery of a variety of training programmes primarily in the areas of leadership, personal improvement and sales capability for clients across a number of sectors including professional consulting sectors in the UK and Ireland on behalf of Optimum Limited Training. Paul holds a 1st Class Honours Degree in Financial Services and is fully accredited as a Qualified Financial Adviser (QFA). He is also a qualified executive coach. Additionally Paul is a certified practitioner of a number of psychometric tools including Insights Discovery, Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and Life Styles Indicator (LSI), and regularly uses these to enhance individual performance and team effectiveness. Most recently Paul has completed a Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Programme and is currently undertaking an Advanced ACT MBI course. Both these courses allow Paul to work effectively with participants/ clients who are seeking self-improvement, particularly in the area of stress management and resilience.
Paul is highly energetic and has an excellent reputation delivering training programmes with measurable results.

Philip Murphy Training Consultant / Coach Optimum Limited

Philip Murphy

Specialist Training and Consultant

Brian O'Connor

Special Training and Consultant

Brian is a Trainer, Facilitator, Executive Coach & Business Mentor, with over 30 years’ experience in both the Corporate & SME sectors. He specialises in working with individuals and businesses to improve their knowledge, skills and attitude, to help them move to the next level.

Rita Sharkey

Rita Sharkey

Specialist Training & Consultant

Rita is an accomplished coach, facilitator and trainer with over 20 years’ experience in the corporate arena. The last twelve years spent specifically working with sales and management teams. She is an accredited Sandler Sales Coach. She is a specialist sales trainer and mentor for Optimum since 2014 supporting individuals in starting and developing their own business. Rita is extremely focused and passionate about developing people to their highest potential.